Oh my goodness, isn’t it just wonderful when your two worlds collide? I love airplanes and I love RuPaul’s Drag Race. JetBlue seems to appreciate that, and they’ve just made my day/week/month.
JetBlue is known for naming their planes, and in celebration of pride month, JetBlue has named their latest plane “Shantay Blue Stay.”
For those of you who have no clue what that means (hi, straight people!), it’s a reference to RuPaul’s Drag Race. In each episode of the show, the queens compete, and then two queens end up in the bottom.
They have to lip sync, and then one queen gets to stay, while the other queen goes home. When making her decision, Ru always says “shantay, you stay” to the queen who gets to stay, while she says “sashay away” to the queen who is eliminated.
Here’s an example of a lip sync (perhaps the second most epic one ever, after the recent one between Brooke and Yvie):
Okay, that’s actually a really bad example because no one goes home, but I digress…
So that’s the reference. Not only did JetBlue name a plane after a RuPaul’s Drag Race reference, but JetBlue also made a video featuring two popular winners of the show, Bob the Drag Queen and Trixie Mattel. Here’s a safety demonstration by them, which is hilarious:
Ready for take off, Queens?! To celebrate the release of JetBlue’s “Shantay, Blue Stay,” the fiercest plane in the sky, they invited Bob The Drag Queen and Trixie Mattel to give a sickening new take on their inflight announcement:
Posted by RuPaul's Drag Race on Thursday, June 13, 2019
Well done, JetBlue! So well, done! JetBlue, shantay, you stay!